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Doctor insights on: Target Heart Rate For Cardiopulmonary Exercise By Age

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is it considered unhealthy to exercise above your target heart rate?

Is it considered unhealthy to exercise above your target heart rate?

Nothing: When people ask me about what their target hr should be when working out, i tell them that the workout intensity is more important than heart rate. So if you feel like you are overdoing it, are exhausted and feeling sick after your workout, and your hr was less than target, it was too much. Decrease intensity. If hr is higher than target, and you feel ok afterwards, that's ok, no problem. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know what happens when you exercise over your target heart rate zone?

What to do if i want to know what happens when you exercise over your target heart rate zone?

Nothing: When people ask me about what their target hr should be when working out, i tell them that the workout intensity is more important than heart rate. So if you feel like you are overdoing it, are exhausted and feeling sick after your workout, and your hr was less than target, it was too much. Decrease intensity. If hr is higher than target, and you feel ok afterwards, that's ok, no problem. ...Read more

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When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.

Depends: A formula widely accepted is 220-age=maximum heart rate. Keep in mind though that this is a simplistic formula with age as the only variable and standard deviation for this equation is 10 to 15 bpm. Target heart rates for aggressive cardioconditioning are generally recommended at 80% of your calculated maximum for a healthy individual. See your first GP to discuss any possible contraindications ...Read more

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I am 35 & high blood pressure 148/96.During exercise what should be target heart rate for me as i m having high b.P?

I am 35 & high blood pressure 148/96.During exercise what should be target heart rate for  me as i m having high b.P?

Not enough info.: First things first. Prior to starting an exercise program, one should be evaluated. A BP of 148/96 is high and should be brought under control prior to exercising. Ones weight should be assessed and, if high, addressed. All cardiovascular risk factors should be measured and addressed. If exertional symptoms exist, a treadmill stress test is indicated; this enables a safe exercise prescription. ...Read more

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I am 35 & high blood pressure 148/96.During exercise what should be target heart rate for me as i m having high b.P?

I am 35 & high blood pressure 148/96.During exercise what should be target heart rate for  me as i m having high b.P?

A. Heart Assoc.: I believe the target hr for you during aerobic exercise is 93-157 and the maximal hr is 185. Note aerobic exercise is believed by many to lower resting bp, and resistance exercise might do the same. Mixed data from studies. Remember to factor in the effects of commonly ingested substances such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, tea, chocolates, etc. Many are ergogenic / performance altering. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is a target heart rate range?

What is a target heart rate range?

Target heart rate: It is a range of heart rates we expect to produce an outcome we expect. For instance training effect in runners, or information about ischemia in an exercise ecg test. Target heart range is NOT a place where executioners practice shooting to hit someone in the heart. ...Read more

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Just what happens when I reach my target heart rate?

Target heart rate: Depends on the purpose of the target rate. Usually this is a good thing that is helping one get fit. ...Read more

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How can I calculate target heart rate?

How can I calculate target heart rate?

See below: 220 (-)your age - is the 100% usual cardio work out range is 70 - 80% of this number. ...Read more

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Tell me how do you calculate target heart rate?

Tell me how do you calculate target heart rate?

See Below: A common formula for calculating target heart rate is 220 minus age x 0.85. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to calculate target heart rate?

Could you explain how to calculate target heart rate?

On stress test : Target heart rate is defined as 86% of maximal predicted heart rate. Mphr = 220-age in years. ...Read more

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How can I know how to calculate my target heart rate?

How can I know how to calculate my target heart rate?

Target Heart Rate: Your maximum heart rate is 220 - age. Your training heart rate range is classically spoken of as between 60-80% of your maximum. ...Read more

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How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

How to determine target heart rate if already fast from coffee?

Doesn't change: Resting heart rate has no bearing on target heart rate. Your age predicted maximal heart rate (apmhr) is 220 - age. Target heart rate is a % of that. Typical for exercise is 70-85% of apmhr. ...Read more

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Would doing aerobic exercises above my target heart rate be better than at it?

Not necessarily: Consistently dong exercise above your thr rate means you may bumping up against your maximal health rate. The thr is a safe and good level to exercise at without any risk to your heart. ...Read more

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What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

What is treadmill stress and target heart rate?

Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age). ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

What should my target heart rate to burn fat?

Ignore pop wisdom: Nobody's going to exercise scientifically for weight loss. It's a fact of human nature. Instead, you owe it to yourself to find something at least moderately strenuous that your physician approves, that you like, and that you can do with friends. Go crazy doing it, and get high from it. This "best heart rate" stuff is window dressing. Go get fit and have a great time doing it. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more